A TEVILAH MIKVEH CEREMONY
THE KAVANOT FOR MIKVEH PREPARATION
[To be read before preparing for immersion]:
Immersing in a mikveh prior to the
[Days of Awe] is a personal
acustom, for the sake of spiritual preparation for the New Year. It is not a
or adivine directive. Therefore there are no required
[blessings]. Adat Chai offersyou the following ceremony as a
, a special intention for your immersion.
[To be read while preparing for immersion]:
Hineni: here I am. I am ready to be counted as a believer; one who can create a fullfaithful life for myself and be an example for others. Water is Elohim’s gift to livingsouls, to clear us, to purify us, to sustain us and renew us. As I immerse myself inMikveh, may I open to the possibility of forgiveness. May my entry into these watersmark my intention to forgive myself, forgive others, and ask others to forgive me. Maymy resistance to this task be dissolved. Just as the Yisraelites stood at the shores of theRed Sea, I prepare to immerse in the Mikveh as part of my own journey towardfreedom. As I immerse myself in Mayim Hayyim [Living Water], I begin a new cycle in mylife. May my entry into the waters of the Mikveh mark the beginning of the journey thatlies ahead. May Elohim grant me strength, courage, and Shalom. Amen.
BEFORE IMMERSION [T’VILAH]
[Kavanah [Intention] to be read prior to entering the Mikveh]:
May I begin this year fresh and open to the possibility of transformation.
The gatesare open. Hear my prayer, Elohim. May I have the courage and clarity to engage in theprocess of
|repentance. As I Immerse in Yochanan the Immersers Mikveh untoRepentance.
FIRST IMMERSION [T’VILAH]
[Speak These Words Before You Immerse]:[Slowly descend into the Mikveh waters and immerse completely so that every part of your body is covered by walk into water up to your heart. When you emerge, with you feet apart and hands away from your side, you must immerse yourself fully making sureevery part of your body including your hair is completely immersed, and say the follow three successive prayers after each immersion. Recite the following blessing]:Baruch ata, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech Ha'Olam, Asher Kidshanu B'mitzvotav, U'vdamYeshua, V'etzivanu al Ha’T'vila b’Mayyim Hayyim.
Blessed are you, Oh Adonai our Elohim, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us withHis commands, and in the Blood of Yeshua, and has commanded us to concerning theImmersion in living waters.